Niall Ferguson is the author of Paper and Iron, The Ascent of Money, Civilization, and The Square and the Tower. He is Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
David Kennedy is Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus at Stanford University and co-director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West. His volume in the series, Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945, won the Pulitzer Prize for History.
In his most sweeping and ambitious work to date, Niall Ferguson, tells the story of human history, from the Middle Ages to Facebook, through the lens of the networks that have sustained us. A monumental work from one of the worlds most renowned historians, The Square and the Tower, is a tapestry of history delineated by two key network formations that have ruled humankind. Join the great historian as he sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winner and fellow historian, David M. Kennedy.
"Brilliantly illuminates the great power struggle between networks and hierarchies that is raging around the world today...Silicon Valley needed a history lesson and Ferguson has provided it." -Eric Schmidt